Apple wants a lot of $ to repair, so that is going to have to wait. I need to get some crucial school work that I have not yet backed up off of the computer. Can I remove the drive and use something like this? http://www.amazon.com/Vantec-NexSta...F8&qid=1366679940&sr=8-4&keywords=sata+to+usb The MacBook is running 10.6 and my iMac is running 10.8. If it is not possible, please tell me what I can do to get the files off of the HDD. Thank you!